Eastern Pulaski School Board Discusses Bus Driver Training

The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation may soon offer school bus driver training. Superintendent Dan Foster told the school board Monday evening finding enough drivers to cover routes is an ongoing struggle. He’s envisioning a program in which the corporation would help drivers acquire the necessary training, and in exchange the drivers would agree to work for the corporation for a minimum amount of time.

He’s still working on the exact system but sought and received approval from the board for the proposed framework.

School board member Beth Ruff believes the corporation needs to charge participants at least a nominal fee, and board president Joe Cunningham favors a reimbursement if they stay with the corporation for a predetermined amount of time.

Foster will bring a final plan to the board for approval at a future meeting.